Efficiently manage a house open to hosts

Always favouring its counselling role, our partner VMF created in early 2012 the site : www.reve-de-chateaux.com. The showcase of cultural, rental and housing activities managed by the owners of attractive and heritage residences, this unique site is meant for two kinds of public: those who make heritage live and spread about and those who enjoy (re)discovering it.
VMF can inform the owners who wish to start these activities as to the necessary procedures and the regulations in use. Here are some general points allowing you to discover these activities.


You wish to start Bed-And-Breakfasts 

The bed-and-breakfast activity is limited to five rooms for a total number of fifteen people. The service includes at least one night and breakfast. Linen must systematically be provided. According to the range and the choice of the occupier, the bathroom is adjoining, private or shared and the toilet in or out of the bathroom. 

Unlike seasonal renting, reception is provided by the host and the rooms are located at home, whether it is a main or second home or not. The activity can be run by the owner of the place, the tenant or an occupier for free. The choice of the legal status and the tax system is extremely important. Moreover, notification has to be made to the town council before opening bed-and-breakfasts.

The management of bed-and-breakfasts requires good organization and various skills. The person who rents bed-and-breakfasts must undertake numerous tasks : promoting the residence, managing the bookings, welcoming the guests, preparing breakfast or even meals for residents, cleaning the rooms and communal parts, invoices and accounts...

The turnover is limited , given the total amount of five rooms, but it may complete incomes and finance some charges linked to the building. Moreover, renting bed-and-breakfasts is compatible with other activities like seasonal rentals or the organization of receptions.

 

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